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Dr Neveen Hamza
Director MSc Sustainable Buildings and Environments, Senior Lecturer in Architecture

  • Email: neveen.hamza@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6033
  • Address: School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
    The Quadrangle
    Newcastle University
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE1 7RU

Introduction

Neveen studied her First Degree and MSc. in Architecture in Alexandria University, Egypt. She obtained her PhD from Newcastle University on the performance of Double skin facades in hot arid areas.

Neveen has over 50 journal and referred conference papers that reflect her main teaching and research highlighting the relationships between Architectural design, building performance simulation and  energy consumption, human well-being and sustainability from a technical and social perspective. She teaches in a number of other universities including Dundee and Brighton University.

Neveen launched the Masters for Sustainable Buildings and Environments  and is its Degree Programme Director  www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/sustainable-buildings-environments

She is on the Editorial board of the 'renewable energy' journal and a reviewer for  leading journals in the field of energy and building simulation journals and conferences including, Energy, Building and Environment, Energy and Building, Building Performance Simulation Journal among others.

She is currently a Co-PI in the EPSRC funded Energy Visualization for Carbon Reduction (E-Viz) Project value £1.1 million www.eviz.org.uk 

She has undertaken a number of consultancies that look into integrating building performance simulation in the architectural design studio and on reducing the carbon footprints of buildings including Hexham Abbey and the New Northumbria Police Headquarters in Newcastle upon Tyne. 

 Neveen is currently serving as the:

President of the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD) www.ascaad.org

And

 Vice-Chair for the International Building Performance Simulation Association-England (IBPSA-England)www.ibpsa-england.org 

Research Interests

 Environmental Performance Simulation of Buildings
 Energy Conscious Facade design
 Synergy between Environmental Psychology in buildings, Facade design and architectural technologies
 The Impact of Building Regulations on the environmental performance of buildings

Current Work

-Building Performance Simulation Visualization

Research Roles

Research Theme Leader: Sustainable Buildings and Environments under the Applied Research in Architecture (ARA) research group.

PhD Completions
Dr. Islam AboHela: Integration of Wind Turbines in the Built Environment and Built Form (completed 2012)

Dr. Eno Nyong Choice Theory and Sustainable Construction frameworks in Nigeria (completed 2012)

Dr. Amina Batagarwa: Assessing the Thermal Performance of Phase Change Materials in Composite Hot Humid/Hot Dry Climates (completed 2013)

Doctoral Supervision

Mr. Mohammed Mohammed, Indoor air quality and thermal comfort of hospitals in Nigeria

Mr.Khalid Seteih, Thermal comfort and expanding the use of urban spaces in hot arid climates, case study Qoba road Madina, Saudi Arabia

Mr. Mohammed Mahgoub, Thermal comfort and the use of urban spaces in the traditional Islamic Quarters of Cairo 

Mr.Ali Sedki, Effect of prototype designs of social housing in hot arid areas on thermal comfort and building energy consumption (external supervisor-University of Ferrara) 

Esteem Indicators

 Journal Scientific reviewer:
Scientific reviewer for ‘Renewable Energy’,'Energy' Building and Environment', 'Energy and Buildings','Building Services and Engineering Technology' among others.
Conference scientific reviewer:
-2nd International Conference on Sustainable Architecture and Urban Developement,12-14 July, 2010. Centre for Sustainable architecture and urban environments in the Arab Region, Amman, Joran.
- the 11th International Conference for the International Building Performance Simulation Assossiation, Glasgow,2009

Scientific committee member and editor for the the third international conference on 'Embodying Virtual Architecture' Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD), Alexandria Egypt(2007).

 Scientific Assossiations:
-Vice Chair, International Building Performance Assossiation, England Chapter (current)
-Board Member for the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD)-since 2008

Funding

 - EPSRC funded Energy Visualization for Carbon Reduction E-Viz (total value £1.1 million share £128,000) collaboration between Plymouth, Bath, Birmingham and Newcastle Universities

- Building Performance Simulation as a design tool in architectural practice, Collaborative Innovative Partnership project, co funded by OneNorthEast and Newcastle University, value £20,000 (January-May 2010)
-By Design, tackling energy poverty in the North East of England. Funding body: Newcastle University Strategic research committee, value £3600, completed May 2010
-Advances in Building Performance Simulation, Newcastle University Strategic research committee, value £4000, due for completion 2011.

Undergraduate Teaching

Arc 2001: Architectural Design studio Leader Stage 2, 'The living memories' Project in Jesmond Dene
Arc 3001: The 'Bough-haus' Project, Project Leader, Stage 3
ARC 5001: Building Technology, Module Leader, Stage 5
Arc 5022: Design tutor, Stage 5 Architectural Design studio.

Postgraduate Teaching

Visiting Lecturer on Intelligent and sustainable facades, MSc. Advanced Sustainability in the Built Environment, School of Architecture, Dundee University